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Tucker High School

Public | 9-12 | 1465 students

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Posted October 27, 2013

this school is the best. i love it because there is no bullies and there is not alot of fights. our officers does every thing to keep it safe. it has some nice teacher. and i really feel safe in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2013

JR Tucker High School is extremely diverse. We all are from across the world. Though there are many different nations and languages at the school, we all are united by our passion for being apart of the Tiger Nation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2013

Tucker is amazing! The diversity just makes the school so much more fun! And the fries are love!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2013

Tucker is a good place to be. We learn about real world situations and learn from our differences. There is 'unity in diversity' and we have to work on it continuously.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2011

I am Parent of student who is aspirant of getting addmission in this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

I am a parent of a rising Junior. The school is fantastic because it is made up of spirited young people plus administrators, counselors, teachers and coaches that care about our future. Tucker is a school to be proud of!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

I'm a current student here. I love it so much I am going into my Sophmore year of highschool. Freshman Year i met a lot of teachers through sports and clubs. They all made me feel so welcomed. There's one particular teacher that always makes me feel better when i am saddened or having rough time. He got me into school activities and made freshman year a breeze for me. He's always gonna be there for his kids he's absolutely one of the best teachers on campus. Mr.John Amoroso is the guy! He would always put his kids before him especially when a kid didnt have money for lunch or wasn't feeling good he would try his best to be there for them. I wouldnt wanna go to another high school i fit in here best with all the diversity and cultures that Tucker has to give. i love it so much. I say we really do have the most school spirit in the county! Go tigers!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2010

Tucker is an amazing school. I am currently an honor/AP students and in love witht tucker. The teachers are wonderful. Most of them actually care about their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

I went to Tucker my freshman year and I found it to be a great school. The teachers actually care about the students and the students are very accepting of eachother. I loved it there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

Tucker is an excellent school most people think it's a bad school but It really isn't. You can wear whatever you want and nobody makes fun of you or teases you and nobody cares. It's a wonderful place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

Currently I am a senior at Tucker High School and will truly miss this school when I leave for college. The past four years have been great and everyone has helped each other to grow and develop. My favorite teachers are at Tucker and so are the people I have met. Fights are everywhere and I believe that Tucker students are especially accepting of all people no matter how they are dressed or where they come from. Many do not believe students are smart or driven, but I believe Tucker students are especially driven because of this stereotype. I think it is wrong that people judge Tucker by its appearance or the small population of students that cause trouble (that can be found at any school). My experience could not have been greater at any other school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

The faculty at Tucker really cares about the students. Most teachers are more like mentors to the students. The administration works hard to address even the smallest problems head-on, and the vast majority of students are driven and are actively involved in honors and AP classes, not to mention our Foreign Lanuage Immersion Program. I wouldn't want to teach at any other school in the county. I love it here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2009

I went to tucker for 2.5 years. In this time, I found it to be over crowded, unsafe, and an overall bad learning invironment. There were few decent teachers and even fewer good teachers. There were consistant fights, and constant problems that were eithor ignored or not dealt with properly by the administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

Although Tucker has had it's downs (fights, etc.) it's a great school! Everyone is welcoming and nice. I feel very lucky to go to a great school like Tucker!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

I am a Current Freshmen at Tucker and I was Scared to come to this school at first. All The Stories and other things that I've heard, about how horrible the teachers and blah blah blah. In My first week Tucker was great, Basically everyone gets along. There isn't a Majority Group there. It's all even and Diverse. Tucker has the most school spirit i have seen from any other school. Although some of our sports aren't the best, we all show up no matter home or away. Tucker Truly is The Henrico's Native Schhol.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

If your child is a Henrico County native, by all means, send him/her to Tucker. But if you are transferring a student, think again. I just transferred to Tucker at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, and it is a miserable year. I entered school optimistic and excited, but the students are snobby and rude. I've never met such an unwelcoming group of students. I am the most talkative, outgoing, easy-to-get-along-with person there ever was, and I have always made friends easily. But it is impossible at Tucker. Most of the academics are better, but in my AP English class, I feel way less than challenged. The organization of the school is chaos, and the open campus is problematic with bad weather. Please, think twice before you send your children here. My parents want to transfer me to Deep Run...and I don't believe Tucker's rumors about Deep Run at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2007

I am a big fan of Tucker High. Tucker is welcoming and accepting of every culture. Students here get an outstanding education and the teachers are some of the most passionate and personable people I've ever had the priviledge to meet. We, the students, strive and compete for excellence without cutting each others throats in the process.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2006

I am a 2003 graduate and i truly enjoyed my experience at tucker. I found so many different places to find my 'niche' and so many clubs that i truly felt i had a full 4 years. I truly miss this school. Although, during the rain, the awnings tend to leak, overall, the campus is beautiful. The only down side is that you can tell which clique you belong to depending on where you lived. I enjoyed various groups of friends from different backgrounds and ethnicities. The great thing about this school is that the teachers actually care! they work hard to help students in difficult situations and those who need tutoring. At tucker, most students find friends for life. I know i certainly met a great group of friends. I cannot wait until my 10 year class reunion! im looking foward to seeing my classmates again!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2005

I am a recent graduate of Tucker HS and I feel this is by far the greatest school I could have gone to. The one thing that I feel makes this school as good as it is are the students themselves. The school has a balanced diversity and students are not forced into 'clicks'. I have discovered over the four years I attended Tucker that the vast majority of Teachers have an earnest desire to pass something on through their students.I would say that the leadership of the school is exemplarary, and even though the entire school population isn't packed with angels, your child can rest assured that the school administrators will go over and above to keep the school safe, keep it educational, and do it in a caring, innovative, and professional way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

As a J.R.T. alumni, I truly believe that Tucker has countless opportunities to offer in every area of importance in favor of students and their families. Without a doubt, Tucker has established itself to be well-known for diversity and acceptance. I feel the students and faculty work together to make Tucker an enjoyable place. I loved every minute of my high school experience and I attribute my appreciation of high school to the incredible faculty and staff, as well as my uncomparable graduating class. Like in all things, high school is simply another step of like in which you get out what you put in. Tucker is a wonderful high school!
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
93%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students54%
Female students60%
Male students49%
Black students53%
Asian students69%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial38%
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English56%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black students82%
Asian students87%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English83%

Biology

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students85%
Black students74%
Asian students91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial94%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English87%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black students92%
Asian students94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English94%

Earth Science

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian students75%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial80%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students45%
Proficient in English82%

English: Reading

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students89%
Black students87%
Asian students89%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial90%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students88%
Male students70%
Black students70%
Asian students89%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial82%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students41%
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students71%
Female students74%
Male students67%
Black students58%
Asian students89%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial69%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English71%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students87%
Black students80%
Asian students95%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial80%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English88%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students70%
Asian students83%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial94%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English81%

World History II

All Students92%
Female students89%
Male students95%
Black students84%
Asian students98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial80%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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2910 Parham Rd
Henrico, VA 23294
Phone: (804) 527-4600

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